Under the guidance of Prof. Claudio Manfredotti, the Solid State Physics group of the University of Torino, Physics Department,started its activity in the early 1980s in the field of amorphous (a-Si:H) and crystalline (e.g. Si, CdTe) semiconductor materials, mainly for the fabrication of solar cells and ionization radiation detectors.
In the course of these three decades, the group has gradually extended its field of interest to the study of micro/nano-structured materials and devices and to the development of new experimental techniques for the characterization and modification of advanced materials and/or art objects.
Now, the group is working on the following main research topics:


26 June 2019, h. 11:00

Sala Wataghin, Dipartimento di Fisica, via P. Giuria 1, Torino


Ulm University (D)
Diamond microelectrodes: Theory, technology and biomedical applications

Upcoming Events

20-22 may 2019
In the best pubs of Torino - Pint of Science 2019 @ Torino, with selected talks on the following topics: "Atoms to Galaxies", "Beautiful Mind" and "Tech Me Out" (featuring a talk on diamond-based quantum sensors by Jacopo Forneris).
29 may 2019
P. Olivero participates to the divulgative event "From the spooky world of quanta to quantum technologies: towards quantum metrology" organized by the Academy of Sciences of Torino in conjunction with the "Quantum2019" conference.
26 may - 1 june 2019
Our research group actively collaborates to the organization of the "Quantum2019" conference ("From Foundations of Quantum Mechanics to Quantum Information and Quantum Metrology & Sensing"), which will be held from the 26th of May to the 1st of June 2019 at the "Cavallerizza Reale" complex of the University of Torino. In particular, the conference will include a broad spectrum of contributions on diamond-based quantum technologies from internationally recognized speakers. For information, contact


07 January 2019
The research on diamond-based single-photon emitters is highlighted on the UNITO News portal of the University of Torino.
20 December 2018
The 2-years project "Finanziamento ex-post di progetti di ricerca di Ateneo - Anno 2018" coordinated by Paolo Olivero is selected by the University of Torino for funding with a budget of 54.04 keuro, supported by the "Compagnia di San Paolo" foundation.
03 December 2018